Feb 15, 2009 6:40pm
Re: A Question of 1967....
A few particular 1967 favorites that imo are essential, along with favorites already suggested, are:
Viola Lee Blues from August 4 http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-08-04.sbd.hanno.16752.sbeok.shnf
Alligator from August 5 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-08-05.sbd.10356.shnf
(the legendary O'Keefe Center - Toronto, Canada shows)
The sound quality is what it is, the performances make up for it, grin and bear it - as most of us '60s cats do.
If you want both beauty and perfection from 1967 (besides the excellent ones already listed elsewhere in other posts),
go for the first 4 songs from November 11, the Shrine in L.A. -http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-11-11.sbd.sacks.1613.sbeok.shnf
As I wrote in the review, "Blistering solos throughout Lovelight and Schoolgirl", and Death Don't Have No Mercy is top shelf as well.
Then the audio quality drops down a notch, though the performances are solid silver.
Turn it up!